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The Wild Heart (1952)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 May 1952 (USA)
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hazel Woodus
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Jack Reddin
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Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. James
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Abel Woodus
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Andrew Vessons
George Cole ...
Cousin Albert
Beatrice Varley ...
Aunt Prowde
Frances Clare ...
Amelia Comber
Raymond Rollett ...
Landlord / Elder
Gerald Lawson ...
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Bartlett Mullins ...
Chapel elder
Arthur Reynolds ...
Chapel elder
Valentine Dunn ...
Martha
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a prologue. (2) Adding scenes explaining things, often by putting labels or inscriptions on them. (3) Adding more close-ups of Jennifer Jones. He also deleted a few scenes that he felt weren't dramatic enough. Sadly some of these were major plot points so the story doesn't make as much sense as the original. In his autobiographies, Powell claimed that Selznick only left about 35 mins of the original film. In fact there's a lot more than that. About 2/3 of the original remains. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A great new emotional drama with Jennifer Jones in a performance as memorable as those she gave in "The Song of Bernadette" and "Duel in the Sun" See more »

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28 May 1952 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Not a triumph for Powell & Pressburger...
24 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A re-edited version of 1950's "Gone to Earth", which apparently derived after an artistic struggle between the production team The Archers and David O. Selznick. It's a rather overripe, humorless adaptation of Mary Webb's book "Gone to Earth" involving a gypsy girl in 19th century Wales who is caught between two men. Predictably handsome melodrama, yet one which seldom involves the viewer. Co-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger have a unique and occasionally ominous way of letting nature unfold in front of the lens, and the cinematography is vivid and expressive; however, they don't seem to know much about actors or about the strength of performance--the technique seems to elude them--and Jennifer Jones in particular comes off looking like an amateur (which she is most assuredly not). The film has its charms, but it has no gypsy blood--nor a wild heart. ** from ****


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